Skylanders Swap Force Coming Fall 2013

I am beyond excited.  It was just announced that the next video game in the Skylanders series, SWAP FORCE, will come out in Fall 2013.  Skylanders Swap Force introduces swappable action figures – looks totally cool.  Check out this video of the Skylanders Swap Force launch party from Toy Fair 2013 -

Skylanders Swap Force Will Introduce Jumping

Swappable Skylanders is incredible, but I am also excited about the ability to jump.  In this article on Skylanders Swap Force they mention that all Skylanders, new and old, will be able to Jump in Swap Force.  I can’t tell you how long I have waited for this feature.  It might have been all the emails that I sent Activision that got them to introduce the ability to jump in Swap Force.

I really think the ability to swap tops and bottoms will make Skylanders much more fun.  With just 16 Swappable figures you will be able to create over 250 different characters based on how you mix and match.

The only downside to Skylanders Swap Force, now I need to wait until Fall 2013 before it comes out!

Check back here in a few weeks, I am looking to find more links to Skylanders Swap Force videos.  If you know of anything, let me know.


I Am Loving My New Action Shot Digital Camera from Jakks Pacific

A quick post today, and a little off topic.  I have been having a blast with my new POV camera.  No, I did not go with the GoPRO – just couldn’t justify the price.  No, I went with something much cheaper – the Jakks Pacific Action Shot Camera.

What is the Action Shot Camera?

The Action Shot Camera is actually more of a system that just one product.  The most basic is the $49.95 camera I got.  No screen, but it does come with a helmet mount and another mount so you can put the Action Shot Camera on your bike…or really anything else.

The Action Shot is great for those POV shots.  I love doing live action third person shooters with Nerf Guns.  The other thing which is great with the Action Shot Camera is riding your bike and doing some jumps.  It is very easy to operate and the battery will go for about 2 hours.

What if You Want an LCD Screen?

My friend said he liked the Action Shot Camera, but the lack of LCD screen to review what he just recorded was a deal breaker.  Well, little did he know you can buy any LCD screen attachment for just $20.  Very cool, if you want the LCD – you can buy it, but for people like me who don’t need it, we save $20.

They also make a number of different attachments – waterproof, shockproof, etc.

If you want to see the Action Shot Camera in action, check out this video -